FedEx Office to use Ford E-Transit vans for SameDay City network

Aug. 11, 2022
The vans can run 126 miles on a single charge, making it ideal for local courier delivery. FedEx Office has also installed charging stations for these vehicles at each van’s home location to supplement remote charging stations

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx, is testing Ford E-Transit vans in its SameDay City network as it prepares for the transition to all zero-emissions vehicles by 2040.

The printing, shipping and document delivery firm is piloting 10 Ford E-Transit vans across nine markets, namely Chandler, Ariz., Newark, Calif., Boca Raton, Fla., Clearwater, Fla., Plantation, Fla., Chicago, Ill., Madison Heights, Mich., Allen, Texas and Frisco, Texas.

The vans can run 126 miles on a single charge, making it ideal for local courier delivery. FedEx Office has also installed charging stations for these vehicles at each van’s home location to supplement remote charging stations in each market.

The testing of these vans will help the FedEx Office gain a better understanding of transitioning to electric transportation operations.

“The EV market for commercial vehicles now has more options than ever before, enabling FedEx Office to explore different sustainable vehicle technologies to incorporate into our fleet as FedEx works to electrify its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet by 2040,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office. “FedEx SameDay City is a perfect use-case for testing the capabilities of the Ford E-Transit. With the vehicle’s range and the availability of charging infrastructure, we are excited to see how this vehicle performs in our operation and helps us understand the path forward to scale an electrification strategy for FedEx Office.”

 Additionally, the FedEx SameDay Bot, Roxo is being designed for same-day, last-mile delivery. Roxo may help transform the shipping and logistics business by providing a more sustainable solution and reducing street traffic and emissions.

Previous initiatives at the FedEx Office have resulted in sustainable paper purchases, recycling programs and energy conservation. The Energy Management System and LED lighting used at FedEx Offices have helped save 52.2M kWH of electricity and 37K metric tons of CO2. 

Fedex Office is the printing, packing and shipping services subsidiary of Fedex. It was formerly known as Kinko's, which Fedex acquired in 2004.